South Carolina School Shooting Victim, 6, Remains in Critical Condition After Surgery
Jacob Hall was critically injured in a school shooting at Townville Elementary in Anderson County, South Carolina
One of the students wounded in Wednesday’s elementary school shooting in South Carolina remains hospitalized in critical condition, PEOPLE confirms.
Six-year-old Jacob Hall was shot along with another student and a female teacher Wednesday afternoon at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Hall was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery, according to officials.
Townville teacher Meghan Hollingsworth and another student, also 6 years old, were released from AnMed Health Medical Center Wednesday evening, AnMed spokesman Ross Norton tells PEOPLE.
Hollingsworth was shot in the shoulder while the student, who has not been identified, was shot in the foot.
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Shooting Stared at Recess
On Thursday, Anderson County District Four Superintendent Dr. Joanne Avery released a statement addressed to the school’s families.
“We are shaken, but feel fortunate that the injuries were not more numerous or more severe,” Avery wrote.
She wrote that the suspect, a 14-year-old boy who has not yet been identified, allegedly started shooting at a door located in the rear of the school, as a class began to exit for recess. Officials have said the shooting started after 1 p.m.
The suspect did not enter the building at any time, Avery wrote, and students were immediately taken to safer locations.
The suspect was subdued by a volunteer firefighter who has since been widely praised for his actions, authorities said.
“I want to assure our Townville family that we are in this together,” Avery wrote. “We will stand with you and your children as they process this senseless act of violence.”
The suspect’s father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, was found dead near the school in what officials have told PEOPLE is a related incident. Officials have not publicly discussed a motive and it remains unclear what charges the suspect will face in the shooting.
PEOPLE has not been able to reach the Osborne family for comment.
Townville Elementary School will reopen for class on Monday.